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11-27-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
I have absolutely no proof that the lockouts are all on Bettman. I'm not even trying to suggest it. But the NHLPA's leadership has changed several times in the past 20 years. The common denominator has been Bettman. If he can't develop a working relationship with his player's union, then try to find someone who can. Because if nothing else, the Commissioner's job is to ensure that the games that are scheduled are played.
Bettman was developing a working relationship with the head of the NHLPA. The hardline players had that guy fired.

Bettman tried to start negotiations with Fehr almost a year before the CBA expired and Fehr refused.

How is that Bettman's fault?

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